This week we will see the 3 other Quarter-Final Matches in the ROH World Title Tournament from the “Manhattan Mayhem V” live event on August 17th.
We go to the opening match.
Ring of Honor World Title Tournament Quarter-Final Match: Michael Bennett vs. “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa
The band, Last Remaining Pinnacle, gives a live performance of the entrance song of Ciampa. Cool deal there. Bennett to the outside as the bell sounds. Cat & mouse game being played. Ciampa catches Bennett, wheelbarrows him into the barricade! Back in, running forearm and a basement dropkick by Ciampa for a nearfall. Bennett sidesteps a backdrop, goes after the leg of Ciampa. Ciampa counters a Bennett drop-down with a back senton for a nearfall. Ciampa goes after Bennett’s leg. Knee-DT connects. Ciampa up & over, but drops down to feign that his leg is hurt. Ciampa suckers Bennett in, inside cradle for a nearfall. Knee strike, down comes the kneepad. Bennett counters a running knee with a drop toe hold. Dropkick by Bennett from the outside. Running boot by Bennett as the NYC crowd lets him have it. Ciampa avoids a 2nd running boot, hits a running knee. 2nd running knee by Ciampa. Bennett avoids a 3rd, but Ciampa Germans him into the barricade! Ciampa charges, another running knee! Crowd chants for Ciampa. Back in, Bennett blocks Project Ciampa. Ciampa to the 2nd rope, but Bennett with a superkick. Ciampa’s previously injured leg gets tied up in the ropes. Bennett goes after it, ref finally gets Ciampa free. Bennett goes to work on the injured leg of Ciampa. Leglock applied. Ciampa tries to fight it, but Bennett with more shots to the leg. Ciampa gets free, but Bennett with a chop block. Bennett catches a boot, drops down to send Ciampa’s leg across his own shoulder. Another Knee-DT by Bennett, followed by slamming Ciampa, legs-first into the ropes. Ciampa avoids a corner charge, Bennett gets crotched. Strike exchange, then Ciampa with a rolling elbow. Bennett with a superkick, but Ciampa with a clothesline for a nearfall. Grounded version of a Cobra Clutch applied by Ciampa, Bennett gets the ropes. Ciampa tries for the running knee, but his knee buckles. Bennett with a Spear for a nearfall. Ciampa counters out of a piledriver, Bennett avoids a knee strike. Cloverleaf applied. Ciampa counters with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Bennett drops his own kneepad, running knee and a bulldog. Bennett mocks the “GTS” hand motion, goes for it, but Ciampa counters and hits his own GTS for a close nearfall. They go onto the apron. Strike exchange, Bennett to the leg. Bennett tries the piledriver, but Ciampa blocks it. Bennett runs into a knee. On the outside, Ciampa lifts up Bennett. Air Raid Crash on the outside!
Back in, Ciampa covers Bennett and advances to the semis!
Winner and advancing to the semi-finals: “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa by pinfall (Air Raid Crash)
Ring of Honor World Title Tournament Quarter-Final Match: Roderick Strong vs. “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen
ALL DA STREAMERS for Steen. It is safe to say that the Hammerstein Ballroom now be called the HammerSTEEN Ballroom. Steen goes for a right hand early, but Strong was ready, leaping knee strike. Death by Roderick for a nearfall. Steen to the outside. Steen catches a baseball slide, apron powerbomb! Back in, Steen up top, Steenton Bomb for a nearfall. Throwing bombs early, I like it! Strong blocks the F-Cinq, but Steen with a draping DDT for a nearfall. Loud chants for Steen. Side headlock applied. WRESTLING, YAY! Basement back elbow and a back senton by Steen. Steen stands on Strong. Strong comes back with a chop. Steen responds with his own. Strike exchange, Steen with a knee to the ribs. Strong slips out of a slam, leaping knee, enziguri and an Olympic Slam. Strong stomps away, BIG chop. Strong chokes Steen. Steen fights back, but Strong with a bulldog for a nearfall. Grounded abdominal stretch. Crowd wills on Steen. Another chop by Strong. Standing dropkick for a nearfall. Steen blocks the Gibson Driver. Steen runs into a boot. Strong with a knee to the ribs, enziguri. Steen counters a discus forearm with a clothesline, both men down. Pumphandle Neckbreaker by Steen for a nearfall. Strong avoids a charge, another chop. Steen placed on the turnbuckles. Strong up with him. Top Rope Superplex by Strong for a nearfall. Strong Hold applied, Steen to the ropes. Steen blocks the half-nelson backbreaker. Steen bites at Strong, Pop-Up Powerbomb for a nearfall. Strong blocks the Sharpshooter. Steen gets out of Death by Roderick. Sharpshooter applied, Strong gets to the ropes. Strong with a leaping knee, another Death by Roderick. Sick Kick for a CLOSE nearfall. “This is awesome” chants by the crowd. Steen again placed on the turnbuckles. Steen blocks a superplex, Fisherman’s Buster for a close nearfall. Strong blocks the Package Piledriver, flurry of forearms. Steen slips out of a suplex, Sleeper Suplex.
Package Piledriver for the win.
Winner and advancing to the semi-finals: “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen by pinfall (Package Piledriver)
Steen says to the camera afterward that this is his ring and he coming for his title.
Ring of Honor World Title Tournament Quarter-Final Match: “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson vs. “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin
Elgin instantly with a boot. Boot exchange, then a forearm exchange. No one goes down off a shoulder tackle. Both block each other’s finishers, roll-up by Elgin for a nearfall. Side headlock by Anderson, Elgin with a shoulder tackle for a nearfall. Chop exchange, Elgin whips Anderson hard into the corner. Time to set your watches, folks. Delayed vertical by Elgin for……..a minute! Elgin gains a nearfall. Anderson to the outside. Elgin out after him. Elgin leaps off, but Anderson catches him with a spinebuster! Anderson with a pump kick, gets back in the ring. Ref begins his count. Elgin gets back in, Anderson stomps away. Anderson mocks the “Next World Champ” chants for Elgin. Anderson goes after Elgin’s leg with a dropkick. Elgin fights back. Anderson again to the leg, pulls at Elgin’s face. Anderson taunts the crowd. Chinlock applied, crowd wills on Elgin. Elgin fights out, but Anderson with a dropkick for a nearfall. Right hands from the mount. Slam, but Elgin avoids a back senton. Multiple standing clotheslines by Elgin, followed by 2 corner clotheslines. Oklahoma Stampede for a nearfall. Anderson gets out of the Deadlift German, but runs into a Black Hole Slam by Elgin for a nearfall. Anderson blocks the Buckle Bomb. Anderson blocks a clothesline, but Elgin again with multiple standing clotheslines. Anderson comes back with a spinebuster for a nearfall. Anderson charges, but Elgin catches him with a STO. Elgin up top, but Anderson avoids the corkscrew senton. Elgin gets out of the Bernard Driver, neckbreaker setup into a rolling elbow. Deadlift German for a nearfall. Elgin up top, but Anderson stops him with a leaping kick. Anderson goes up with him, SUPER TKO, ELGIN KICKS OUT! Anderson with the Bernard Driver, Elgin kicks out AGAIN! Anderson is getting frustrated, crowd chants for Elgin. Elgin blocks the Gun Stun, backslide for a nearfall. Crossface applied, crowd HAS to chant for the man known for that move. UGH. Anderson gets to the ropes. They go to the apron, another flying kick by Anderson. Ref checks on Elgin. Anderson up top, Elgin stops him. They fight on top. Anderson bites at Elgin. Elgin comes back with an enziguri, sending Anderson onto the apron. Elgin to the 2nd rope, Deadlift Superplex, Anderson kicks out! Elgin fires up, calls for the Buckle Bomb. Elgin hits the Buckle Bomb, Anderson responds with a pump kick! Superkick by Elgin, another pump kick by Anderson! Pump kick by Elgin! Elgin blocks the Gun Stun again, HUGE forearm strike. Sit-out Hellavator by Elgin, Anderson kicks out again! Elgin can’t believe it. Anderson slips out of a Buckle Bomb, Elgin again blocks the Gun Stun. Anderson avoids a charge, Elgin avoids a running boot! 2 spinning backfists by Elgin!
Buckle Bomb, Revolution Elgin Bomb! Elgin advances to the semis. My god what a match!
Winner and advancing to the semi-finals: “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin by pinfall (Revolution Elgin Bomb)
Elgin says to the camera, and Kevin Steen afterward, that he just beat Anderson after losing to him. He’ll do the same with Steen. Anderson and Elgin embrace in a sign of mutual respect. Standing ovation from the crowd as we go to credits.